Data on fresh milk expenditure.

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Description

Data on fresh milk expenditure, used by Arora and Lahiri (1997) and by You and Chapman (2006).

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 43 observations on the following 6 variables.

SmallArea:

areas of inferential interest.

ni:

sample sizes of small areas.

yi:

average expenditure on fresh milk for the year 1989 (direct estimates for the small areas).

SD:

estimated standard deviations of yi.

CV:

estimated coefficients of variation of yi.

MajorArea:

major areas created by You and Chapman (2006). These areas have similar direct estimates and produce a large CV reduction when using a FH model.

References

- Arora, V. and Lahiri, P. (1997). On the superiority of the Bayesian method over the BLUP in small area estimation problems. Statistica Sinica 7, 1053-1063.

- You, Y. and Chapman, B. (2006). Small area estimation using area level models and estimated sampling variances. Survey Methodology 32, 97-103.

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